10 months ago, I realized that my 15 year "self-search" aka...Relapse, was not turning up anything new that I thought I might find. What it did turn up was, new drugs for me to succumb to, old ones too, many jobs, new love ( that my drug addiction stripped from me), a child that I have not seen in over 10 years, a few bumps and bruises, and a lot of friggin pain. So, I got back on the bus and began my journey into recovery once again.
Fortunately, I was able to be involved with the Wharf Rats in the late 80's, early 90's. In fact, I did a couple tours where I was the guy going in early and setting up our tables and signs. 91-92, I think it was. What a joy it is to have been involved in such a wonderful experience. I even remember a show at Alpine Valley when we had a meeting before the show, right by the backstage gates. In cognito, bob and mickey attended our meeting and graced us with a twenty dollar donation. The support we received from the band and the family helped us maintain a somewhat structured group of recovering dead heads that is still alive and kickin'.
Even after my relapse, I still went by every Wharf Rats meeting to see if any of my friends were there. They were always able to reach a hand out to me, even though I would not reach back. I have since lost touch with all but one of them. The one who is still in recovery in my area. The rest have moved on, or relapsed. Some have died and some are still clean, but I don't know where they are. I thought this would be a good place to start my search.
As my employer already knows I am in recovery and I am not running for office, I will break my anonimity here in the hopes of rekindling some of those friendships. My name is Scott Remson...from Old Tappan, NJ and I miss you guys. You know who you are and I hope you're ok.
I will be going to see Darkstar Orchestra this friday in NYC (11/23/07). I hope there is a Wharf Rats meeting there and I hope to see some old friends and make some new ones.
Until then.....let the good times roll......and stay clean!!!!
i enjoyed the wharfrats support allman brothers ratdog nissan pavillion,phil lessh in charlotville where were y'all at ratdog in charlotte n.c. this go around...still made it clean would have gone by myself glad i didnt WHAT UP!!!!!!!
Anyone know of any wf meetings or groups here?
i don't think there are any wr meetings in my locale-NE pennsylvania. i wish there were. anybody know of any?? i bet jersey is the closest.
nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
hey WRs - I had an emailed request about maybe doing something about some Wharf-Rat meetings. emails are always cool, by the way.
what about it? Those in the know of WR meetings or at least WR-friendly meetings in your areas, or even in other areas that you know about, how about dropping their names here, so local brothers and sisters can get a hand?
Hi I'm 21 yrs a wharf rat ... I have a design in the competition for the ratdog t shirt..Please vote for your favorites on ratdog.org on home page under " so many choices" where you'll see link to vote
mine is the colorful watercolor portrait of Bobby and the band..thanks, Carla
Hey Now ,..lets get all the NJ headz together and start a wharf rat meeting in N NJ lets make it happen ....."all good things in all good time "
hey y'all, finally had a chance to check back (computer/virus thingy) & saw 32 new messages since i last posted-sweet-still truckin' on, tryin' not to isolate but not doin' to well at that
good to hear from ya uncle lefty, i'm definately up for helping to coordinate a WR campout this summer-CHECK YOUR PM's, sending one your way-sorry if it takes a few minutes to get back, since the Evil Computor is down, my access is sorta limited
been feelin' pretty spun lately-just don't have much sense of direction or motivation-i haven't been getting what i need from the meetings i attended, so i'm taking a short break trying to regroup-it seems like i'm just putting one foot in front of the other but not really gettng anywhere-from experience i know "this too will pass", i just wish i would pass soon dangit!
signing off the grid for now,
im from ca,dude so cant help you in that area.check these post and maybe somone will reply,to your area.i'll keep an eye around the sites aswell for you. take it easy.peace,heathaafeathaa
can someone point me in the direction to some fellow heads in the St. Louis area. PM's are fine, just looking to get into a group with friends that I can relate to :)